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AGGRAVATED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

Aggravated motor vehicle theft is one of the most serious charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Colorado criminal lawyer to defend against it.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft if the individual obtains or exercises control over the motor vehicle of another without authorization or by threat or deception and:

  • Retains possession or control of the motor vehicle for more than twenty-four hours; or,
  • Attempts to alter or disguise or alters or disguises the appearance of the motor vehicle; or,
  • Attempts to alter or remove or alters or removes the vehicle identification number; or,
  • Uses the motor vehicle in the commission of a crime other than a traffic offense; or,
  • Causes five hundred dollars or more property damage in the course of obtaining control over or in the exercise of control of the motor vehicle; or,
  • Causes bodily injury to another person while he or she is in the exercise of control of the motor vehicle; or,
  • Removes the motor vehicle from this state for more than twelve hours; or,
  • Attaches or otherwise displays in or upon the motor vehicle license plates other than those officially issued for the motor vehicle.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, aggravated motor vehicle theft can be a class 3 felony, a class 4 felony, a class 5 felony, a class 6 felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor.

If you or someone you know is being charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, it is important that you talk to a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver criminal defense lawyer at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.